Censorship, persecution, and dismissals of supervisors have become the norm in Brazil’s environmental agencies since Jair Bolsonaro took office. Now, prosecutors are seeking the dismissal of his environment minister, Ricardo Salles, alleging “countless initiatives that violate the duty to protect the environment.”
Beautiful, vibrant Brazil has so much in store for people who are willing to explore beyond Rio. Here is a list of Brazil’s hidden gems you definitely shouldn’t miss.
Insider spoke to industry experts including tour operators, travel editors, and bloggers to find out where they found the best beaches in the world this year.
Are you looking for the best beaches in the year 2020? With a long coastline and access to the Straits, Bay… Surely this is the list of the most beautiful and attractive selected beaches in the world in the coming year.
Brazil is a country that attracts millions of visitors each year with its wild beauty, enchanting beaches and diverse primeval forests…
Competing visions have made Fernando de Noronha an unlikely battleground in the larger debate over growth across the world’s fifth-largest nation.
Whether you like surfing, snorkeling, sunning, swimming, or sipping Mai Tais, the perfect beach is out there.
According to travelers, this sandy stretch scores better reviews than anywhere else on the planet.
Baia do Sancho, a beach on the small island of Fernando de Noronha off of Brazil, is consistently ranked one of the world’s best beaches. In fact, it was #1 on TripAdvisor for years.
Having had the good fortune to visit earlier this year, I can say that the laurels are well-deserved. However, I had no idea what an adventure it would be to get there…
One hot day this January, I decided to check out world’s best beach: Baia do Sancho.
The island of Fernando de Noronha is a schlep in and of itself. About an hour from mainland Brazil, flights only leave from two cities, Recife and Natal, and they are anything but frequent.
The archipelago of volcanic islands was Brazil’s first Marine Park, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As such, you’ll have to pay an environmental tax just to get in.
THE WORLD’S best beaches have been revealed, and one beach is much closer to home than you might think.
In a review of the world’s best beaches, Bournemouth Beach has been named 14th, and fifth in a round up of European beaches.
The UK favourite outranks world famous beaches including the Seychelles, Australia, Turkey and Sicily.
Hayley Coleman, a spokesperson for TripAdvisor said: “Year after year UK beaches continue to beat many others located in exotic destinations around the globe, proving that it’s not just good weather that makes a cracking beach.”
“Even with the lack of hot weather that the UK is known for, our beaches still stand up as some of the best rated in the world”.
Taking the prestigious title of the world’s best beach, is the Grace Bay in Providenciales.
With seven miles of golden sands and turquoise water – it’s not difficult to see why.
Having been granted UNESCO world heritage status, the Baia do Sancho in Brazil takes second place and the Varadero Beach in Cuba comes in third.
DREAMING of golden sands and blue skies?
Today TripAdvisor reveals the top ten beaches in the world – as voted by real holidaymakers.
So if you want the best view from your sun lounger – look no further that this dazzling list.
Unsurprisingly, the world’s best mainly comprise of exotic long-haul destinations – but Spain flew the flag for Europe.
San Sebastian’s La Concha Beach made it into the top ten at a respectable No.6 – read on to find out who else made the cut…
1. Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
In at number one, is Grace Bay in Providenciales, the main island of Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean.
Seven miles in length, this beach has all the marks of a world class beach – turquoise water, powdery snow-white sand and glorious sunshine year-round.
Beachfront hotel nearby: Ports of Call Resort, from £192 per night on TripAdvisor
2. Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
The second best rated beach in the world is Baia do Sancho in Brazil’s Fernando de Noronha, an archipelago with UNESCO world heritage status.
There are more than 4,500 miles of coast to explore in Brazil, so we’re giving you a snapshot of just a few of the beaches that should be on your list the next time you’re planning a trip.
To say that the beaches of Brazil are legendary is perhaps one of the biggest understatements of all time. From the urban beaches of Rio de Janeiro, the secluded shores of Santa Catarina, or the windswept dunes of Lençóis Maranhenses National Park in the north, the country has beaches in spades. There are more than 4,500 miles of coast to explore in Brazil, so we’re giving you a snapshot of just a few of the beaches that should be on your list the next time you’re planning a trip.
There are almost too many pretty beaches in Brazil to count!
It doesn’t matter what type of holiday or trip you are looking for; Latin America has something to offer everyone. There are idyllic beaches, fascinating historical sites, exciting adventurous activities, off-the-scale luxury hotels and award-winning restaurants to name but a few. However, if you are interested in wildlife, the options are endless. From sweeping mountainous valleys, to coral reefs and thick rainforests to some of the driest deserts in the world, this unique continent has an incredible array of habitats that support an even more astounding concentration of wildlife. Take a look at our recommendations for the best wildlife experiences;
1. Birdwatching in Colombia
With just under 2000 species of bird, there is no other country in the world which has as many bird species as Colombia.
Dive in and explore the shipwrecks, reefs and other unique habitats of these marine parks, which are home to a staggering amount of marine life.
1. Christmas Island National Park, Australia
This island has a unique ecosystem of plants and animals – including 45 million red crabs, which migrate from the forest to the coast yearly to breed. Dolphins and whale sharks thrive in the surrounding reef; divers can head out to the Java Trench, the deepest point in the Indian Ocean.
2. Dry Tortugas National Park, USA
Comprising seven islands, this remote national park in the Gulf of Mexico is home to one of USA’s largest 19th-century forts – and hundreds of shipwrecks. But the reefs that pose such hazards to ships are a habitat for an abundance of marine life, such as colourful reef fishes and nurse sharks.
TripAdvisor recently released its list of the best beaches in the world, part of its 2017 Travelers’ Choice Awards. Unlike other travel websites, where similar lists are curated by a team of editors and travel experts, these rankings were based strictly on the reviews and ratings of TripAdvisor’s users.
While the top 25 beaches were located all around the world, many of them were in the Caribbean. Here’s a handy Google Map so you can get a better idea of where to find them:
TripAdvisors chose Baía do Sancho as the #1 beach in the world — it’s located 220 miles off the coast of Brazil on the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha. The beach is also historically significant because it’s where the Portuguese explorers first landed in the 1500s.
Five Latin American beaches are among the world’s top 10, according to TripAdvisor, who last week revealed the results of their 2017 Travellers’ Choice Awards.
Topping the list is Baia do Sancho, a beach on the remote Brazilian island of Fernando de Noronha. Often a TripAdvisor favourite, Baia do Sancho is a beautiful and secluded beach that is only accessible to travellers by boat or by hiking down a narrow staircase from surrounding cliffs.
A new entrant to the top 10 is Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.
Chad Carey, co-founder of Australia’s leading Latin America specialist Chimu Adventures, said Latin America was a dream destination for beach lovers, attracting millions of visitors every year.
‘We are thrilled to see so many Latin American beaches featured on TripAdvisor’s top list.
If there’s one thing that Kiwis know a thing or two about, it has to be a good beach. From Northland, to Coromandel and all the way down to the depths of the south, we have more than a few beaches to be proud of. But have you ever wondered what the best beach in the whole world actually is?
TripAdvisor has rounded up data from international travellers everywhere and has named Baia do Sancho in Brazil, as the best beach in the world today. So what makes this particular beach so special?
“As you walk through a small trail, you can’t imagine what awaits you. The heavenly view seems like a mirage,” one TripAdvisor review read.
If there’s one single beach that leaves visitors enamoured, recharged and inspired, it’s Baia do Sancho in Brazil, which captured the title of world’s best beach by TripAdvisor travellers for a third time.
After being momentarily knocked off its perch by Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos last year, the Brazilian beach on the Fernando de Noronha archipelago, a Unesco World Heritage Site, recaptured the title in the 2017 edition of the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for Best Beaches.
Praised for its dramatic cliffs, turquoise waters and reclusiveness, the beach is popular among surfers and snorkelers for its teeming marine underworld.
Gaining access to this paradisiacal beach, however, requires work: Visitors must descend a tall, steep staircase between two rocks.
Want to experience some of the best diving the world has to offer? South America is home to an incredible variety of scuba diving – from frigid cold waters filled with whales to tropical reefs and submerged volcanic ridges. This paired with a vibrant culture and some jaw-dropping terrain makes South America a must on any scuba diver’s bucket list. Whether you’re a beginner diver or an experienced diver looking for a challenge, South America has something for everyone. This post is here to share with you some of the best scuba diving sites in South America.
1. Malpelo Island
2. Galápagos Islands
3. Fernando de Noronha
4. Peninsula Valdes
5. Abrolhos Marine Park
6. Easter Island
7. Los Roques